The Los Angeles Rams willl travel to play the Detroit Lions in Week 6. The Lions are coming off an impressive win against the Eagles, after their defense stepped up big time. The Rams, however, are coming off a disappointing loss to the Bills after their defense fell flat.
What can we expect to see in this weeks matchup?
- This game will be an offensive shootout. The Lions defensive rankings aren't really indicative of their play in recent weeks. But it's fair to question if they've truly turned a corner, or just had a few breaks. It wouldn't be surprising if RB Todd Gurley finally has that break out game, and WR Kenny Britt continues his extremely consistent and efficient level of play. The Rams defense proved that while they have great depth on the line to give the starters a breather, they do not have depth up front to step in and start, or play a large amount of snaps. With CB Trumaine Johnson added to the list of injured players, things aren't looking so good for a Rams’ defense getting ready to face a red hot Lions WR Marvin Jones.
- WR Tavon Austin will score twice. If there's a game on the schedule that oozes with potential for Austin to destroy a defense this would be that game. Between receiving, rushing, and returns, Austin will finish with 220+ total yards and 2 (or more) touchdowns.
- QB Matthew Stafford throws for 350+ yards and three scores against a battered and inexperienced Rams’ defense. It's going to be a long day for this Rams’ secondary. Expect Stafford to catch a rhythm and abuse and attack often. His primary defender to look for will be CB Troy Hill.
- TE Tyler Higbee will have 65 yards receiving. Over the last few weeks we've seen about three or four really well drawn up plays a game called by OC Rob Boras, and this week we will see him find ways to get Higbee the ball. The rookie tight end will find pay dirt for the first time as a pro, and Britt will record his first touchdown of the season.
- Both teams will combine for for 950+ yards of offense and 66 points. Its going to be a shootout in every sense of the word. You heard it here first.